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Delftware Part 1. by Geoffrey Wills

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Published by Guinness Superlatives Ltd in London .
Written in English

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SeriesEnglish pottery and porcelain : a series of 24 by Geoffrey Wills -- 3, A Guinness signature, English pottery and porcelain -- 3.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17249980M

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Delftware: Dutch and Flemish Faience in the Kendall Whaling Museum with a Catalogue of Related Works By Sieuwart Van Der Meulen and Adolf Van Der Laan. The book "Discovering Dutch Delftware" is one of the best sources to help identify a large percentage of Dutch delftware in the market today. It also provides some history into delftware production over the years, and the processes used. The book has many pictures and illustrations of marks to use for comparison purposes. Delftware is frequently used to describe any blue and white ceramic item. Authentic Delftware, made in The Netherlands, is hand painted by experienced artists and glazed in a centuries-old process. The results are one-of-a-kind items treasured for generations. Delftware can be either blue or white or polychrome (multi-colored). Delftware or Delft pottery, also known as Delft Blue (Dutch: Delfts blauw), is a general term now used for Dutch tin-glazed earthenware, a form of faience. Most of it is blue and white pottery, and the city of Delft in the Netherlands was the major centre of production, but the term covers wares with other colours, and made elsewhere.

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For a similar tile see, Anthony Ray, English Delftware Tiles. no. And John Bowles drawing book, , fig. 59 for an illustration. Note – The Hodgkin family collection was one of the finest collections of delftware tiles ever made. Although the Delftware potters preferred to call their earthenware “porcelain”, it was only a cheaper version of the real Chinese porcelain. Delft Blue was not made from the typical porcelain clay, but from clay that was coated with a tin glaze after it was fired. In spite of this, Delft Blue achieved unrivalled popularity, and at its peak. Get this from a library! Delftware. [John Bedford] -- Offers information about the English variety of this ware, as well as the Dutch industry from which the name was derived. This was in fact the first mark registration for the entire Delftware pottery industry, which resulted in the book of marks. The book contains invaluable information, including the description of factory billboards and other advertising materials.